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CRP in the News 2012

News items featuring CRP researchers and their work.

Page News Coverage of CRP Research (11/7/2012)
Media hits from the October 26, 2012 to November 7, 2012.
Link CRP Co-Director Patricia Gandara comments on the inequalities in education for Latino students (10/9/2012)
Es el momento! from Univision.
Link School Data (10/4/2012)
Daniel Losen and Jonathan Gillespie urge parents to ask their schools and school districts for more data regarding suspensions and discipline.
Link School suspension rates drop, but minority students still over-represented (10/2/2012)
Daniel Losen expresses concerns over Connecticut's disproportionate suspension of black and Latino students.
Link Gary Orfield Challenges Race-Neutral Admissions Policies (10/2/2012)
Without using race in admissions, elite public universities will look hardly anything like the states they’re supposed to serve, and minority students won’t have access to critical opportunities.
Link Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School (9/29/2012)
Misbehaving students can create disruptions in the classroom and undermine the integrity of a school. The common policy of punishing students who are misbehaving with out-of-school suspensions is ironic as these students are the ones who most need additional class time and adult supervision.
Link Affirmative on Affirmative Action (9/28/2012)
Race-blind admissions policies would harm students from all racial and ethnic groups, a group of scholars who support affirmative action argued Thursday, less than two weeks before the Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could change the landscape of admissions dramatically.
Link School-to-jail march targets CPS suspension rates (9/28/2012)
With new research once again confirming that CPS leads the nation in school suspensions — including suspension rates for special education students – youth groups will protest the “school pushout crisis” and the “school-to-prison pipeline” tomorrow.
Page Media Coverage of “E Pluribus… Separation” (9/25/2012)
“E Pluribus… Separation: Deepening Double Segregation for More Students,” as well as two smaller regional reports, “The Western States: Profound Diversity but Severe Segregation for Latino Students,” and “Southern Slippage: Growing School Segregation in the Most Desegregated Region of the Country,” report on the status of segregation in the nation's schools.
Link CRP's Co-Director at MSNBC (9/22/2012)
MSNBC's Alex Witt profiles a dual-language elementary school program that appears to be making a difference in the lives of children.
Link The Impact of Affirmative Action Bans on the Graduate School Enrollments of Minorities (9/4/2012)
A study by Liliana M. Garces, an assistant professor of higher education administration at George Washington University, finds that in states that have banned the consideration of race in admission to graduate programs at state-operated universities, graduate enrollments of students of color have declined by an average of 12 percent.
Link MPS reported incorrect suspension data (9/2/2012)
Milwaukee Public Schools underreported the number of students it suspended to the U.S. Department of Education for the 2009-'10 school year, the most recent suspension data publicly available from the federal government.
Link Letters to the Editor: Prop. 209's harm (8/20/2012)
Bob Egelko's article "Attorney general backs race as college admissions factor" (Aug. 15) does a nice job of laying out some of the reasons the Fisher vs. University of Texas case is important to California. An important additional perspective, however, is that of university faculty who conduct research on these issues. Read more:
Link CRP Develops Brief for U.S. Supreme Court (8/13/2012)
Vanderbilt University’s Stella Flores was one of 21 researchers nationwide who developed an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case, Fisher v. University of Texas, scheduled to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in October.
Link Civil Rights Project Mobilizes Researchers (8/13/2012)
Education News reports on Professor Orfield's work in getting social scientists to file a brief in support of diversity measures at the University of Texas.
Page Media Coverage of "Opportunity Suspended" (8/11/2012)
The following stories relate to the Center for Civil Right Remedies’ report “Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School.”
Link Affirmative Action Argument by University of Texas Draws Praise, Invites Criticism (8/8/2012)
Dr. Gary Orfield, director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, said UT Austin made a strong case that the university is using race in a way that was approved by the Supreme Court when it last took up the issue of race-conscious affirmative action in 2003.
Link Charter School Report Card (7/27/2012)
CRP work on identifying charter school segregation cited by Walt Gardner
Link CRP Research Cited at Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (7/17/12)
Patricia Gándara shows how high schools that serve minority students send too few to college.
Link CRP Research Cited by New York Times (7/11/2012)
CRP research on charter school segregation cited by the Times' Charles M. Blow.
Link Graduation Rate Increase Propelled by Latino Achievement (6/13/2012)
CRP's Patricia Gándara on Latino dropouts.
Link Studies Spotlight Charters Designed for Integration (6/01/2012)
CRP research cited by Education Week.
Link JCPS May Alter School Clusters (5/30/2012)
For the third time in four years, officials with Jefferson County Public Schools are proposing a major overhaul of the district’s controversial student-assignment plan.
Link On The Lookout : Starting From Scratch (5/23/2102)
Patricia Gándara talks about the lack of preparedness among community college students.
Link Do 'Zero Tolerance' School Discipline Policies Go Too Far? (5/22/2012)
Daniel Losen quoted in Time Magazine.
Link The Dilemma of Academic Diversity (5/21/12)
Upwards of 40 percent of black and Latino students still attend racially isolated schools according to CRp analysis.
Link Making Schools Work (5/19/2012)
Gary Orfield quoted in The New York Times.
Link Disabled African-American Students Face Frequent Suspensions (5/7/2012)
African American students with disabilities run the highest risk of school suspension in California, according to an analysis of that data by The Civil Rights Project at UCLA in the report "Suspended Education in California."
Link Metro Nashville Schools Rezoning Lawsuit Could Echo Far (4/30/2012)
“People will certainly be interested in watching what the court does in Nashville,” said Gary Orfield, director of the CRP.
Link State Suspension Trend Reflected at AUSD (4/27/12)
African-American students in Alameda public schools were suspended more than three times the overall suspension rate in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) for the 2009-2010 school year, according to a report from the UCLA Civil Rights Project.
Page Project SOL in the News (4/25/2012)
CRP's PROJECT SOL has also been featured in national media.
Page Media Coverage of "Suspended Education in California" (4/20/2012)
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies' report reveals unusually high levels of risk for suspension as well as the stark differences in discipline when these risks are presented by race, gender and disability status.
Link Could College Be Free? (4/8/2012)
Dr. Orfield addresses tuition hikes at UC.
Link Santa Rosa Kids Spurn Neighborhood Campuses (3/19/2012)
Gary Orfield, founder of the Civil Rights Project, on school choice in California.
Link Class Division (3/18/2012)
The unintended effect of school choice.
Link Civil Rights Project Co-Founders, San Francisco State President Receiving John Hope Franklin Awards (3/12/12)
The three academics—Gary Orfield and Christopher Edley Jr., co-founders of The Civil Rights Project at Harvard, now housed at UCLA, and Dr. Robert A. Corrigan, longtime president at San Francisco State University—all have been selected to receive Diverse magazine’s Dr. John Hope Franklin Award.
Link Black Students Face Harsher Punishment, Fewer Options (3/8/12)
CRP research at Black Voice News.
Link Affirmative Action Prompts Diversity Discussion (3/7/12)
CRP research at The Orion.
Link UCLA’s Civil Rights Project Reports How Minorities Can Transfer to Four-Year Universities Quickly (3/7/12)
“Building Pathways to Transfer: Community Colleges that Break the Chain of Failure for Students of Color" featured at The Sun Dial.
Link Magnet-School Resurgence? (3/7/12)
A report last month by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project highlights various strengths of magnet schools, particularly when it comes to their historic purpose of desegregation.
Link Project SOL Helps Migrants Shine in School (3/7/2012)
Project SOL (Secondary Online Learning) relies on the curriculum used in Mexico, specifically mathematics and science, to teach students in Spanish through the Internet.
Link Un Sol Para Estudiantes Hispanos (3/7/2012)
Programa educativo en México impulsa a jóvenes en Estados Unidos a llegar a la universidad.
Link Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options, New Federal Data Shows (3/6/12)
Daniel Losen quoted at The Huffington Post.
Link Federal Data Show Racial Gaps in School Arrests (3/5/12)
Daniel J. Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California at Los Angeles, quoted in The Washington Post.
Link Has School Desegregation Been Good for Blacks? (3/1/2012)
Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, a research associate for The Civil Rights Project at UCLA, discusses the historic benefits of school integration at Ebony.
Link Leaving No Child Behind: Reflecting on the Good and Bad of NCLB (2/27/12)
Schools are more accountable for how well their students are learning.
Link California Community Colleges Have Poor Transfer Rates for Latino, Black Students (2/24/2012)
Researchers at The Civil Rights Project at UCLA released a trio of studies this month showing that while community colleges are the gateway to higher education for most Latinos and blacks in California, few of those students end up transferring to four-year colleges and earning bachelor’s degrees.
Link Boost Sought for Students of Color (2/23/2012)
Gary Orfield quoted at Education News.
Link Some fear UT Affirmative Action Case Will Threaten School Diversity (2/23/2012)
UT figures indicate that minority enrollment increased after the school resumed considering race in admissions, while data from the University of California system show minority student populations declined after affirmative action was outlawed there.
Link Suspensions, Expulsions of Black Students: The School to Prison Pipeline? (2/23/2012)
‘Kiddie racial profiling’ in the classroom keeps students behind.
Link Charter School Segregation Target Of New Report (2/23/2012)
Gary Orfield cited on the Huffington Post.
Link A Very Rough Road for Community College Students (2/21/2012)
CRP's trio of community college reports cited by the Los Angeles Times.
Link Researchers Examine Why Fewer Latino, Black Community College Students Transfer (2/15/2012)
CRP research at UCLA Today.
Link California Maintains Segregated Community College System (2/15/2012)
CRP's Gary Orfield at Diverse Education.
Link Boost Sought for Students of Color (2/15/2012)
CRP research at San Francisco Gate.
Link Low College Transfer Rate Dissected (2/15/2012)
CRP's co-director, Patricia Gándara, at Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
Link Mexican Government Provides College-Bound Curriculum for American Students (2/12/2012)
CRP research at Center for Applied Second Language Studies.
Link Report on Segregation Is at Odds with Reality (2/9/2012)
The ACLU on CRP research.
Link California Bus Aid Still Imperiled, Despite Reprieve (2/6/2012)
CRP's Gary Orfield at Education Week.
Link Bilingual Classes Try to Push Latinos Toward College (2/4/2012)
Patricia Gándara quoted in the Los Angeles Times.
Link Bilingual Education Falls Flat for Many Students (2/2/2012)
CRP researcher quoted by KPCC.
Link JCPS Ready to Implement Elementary Assignment Plan (1/23/2012)
New developments in Dr. Gary Orfield's work in Kentucky.
Link Zero-Tolerance Policies Bleed Education (1/21/12)
In addition to the problems listed on the national report card it just received, Ohio’s education system must face the consequences of zero-tolerance policies: discrimination and higher incarceration rates.
Link Are Students Getting Kicked Out of School Because They Are Black? (1/5/2012)
Black students around the nation are being used as target practice and being suspended/expelled by school officials, more than any other race according to a newly released report entitled “Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, And Racial Justice, authored by Attorney Daniel J. Losen of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, and published by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Link Director of the new Center for Civil Rights Remedies Quoted in Report on Washington, DC Schools (1/1/12)
Across the Washington area, black students are suspended and expelled two to five times as often as white students, creating disparities in discipline that experts say reflect a growing national problem.
Link Suspensions in Fall River Under Federal Investigation (12/13/2012)
A complaint with regards to racial disparities in school discipline was filed in June by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project of UCLA.
Featured News Project SOL Teacher Honored by Presidential Commission
Octavio Alvarez is one of 10 exceptional teachers of Latino students from across the nation to receive honors today at a White House ceremony sponsored by President Obama’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
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